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Local Obits for Sun. Jun 4th, 2017

Dawson

Lelia Vaughters Bruce, 100, Dawsonville
Lelia Vaughters Bruce, 100, of Dawsonville passed away on Sunday, June 4, 2017 at Southern Pines Assisted Living in Maysville following a period of declining health.   Bor ...
Evelyn W. Smith, 91, Dawsonville
Evelyn W. Smith, 91, of Dawsonville passed away Sunday June 4, 2017 at her residence following a period of declining health. Born January 16, 1926 to the late Boyd and Lillian W ...

Gwinnett

Robert A. Smith, 75, Buford
Robert A. Smith of Buford, GA passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Sunday, June 4, 2017 at the age of 75.    He is survived by his wife of twenty-one ...

Habersham

Joseph Andrew Swafford, Sr., age 96, of Demorest, Georgia, went to his Heavenly Home on Sunday, June 4, 2017, following an extended illness. Mr. Swafford was born on July 9, 192 ...

Hall

Colleen Karen (Coco) Bittner, 77, Gainesville
Colleen Karen (Coco) Bittner, age 77, of Gainesville, passed away on June 4, 2017. A Celebration of Life service will be held at 11:00 am on Thursday, June 8, 2017 at Memorial Park ...
Wilburn E. Palmer Sr, 71, Gainesville
Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Tuesday June 6, 2017 at Ward’s Funeral Home Chapel for Wilburn E. Palmer Sr., age 71 of Gainesville. The Rev. Phil Carpenter and ...
Grace Butler Young, Gainesville
Grace Butler Young (1927-2017) passed away peacefully in Gainesville, June 4th.  Grace was born in Chicago, the 4th child of Ernest and Ruby Butler.  She graduated from A ...
Sheila Lynn Elliot, 51, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Sheila Lynn Elliot, age 51, of Flowery Branch passed away Sunday, June 4, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center – Gainesville, surrounded by her family. Private Me ...
Marion B. McCaskill, 99, Murrayville
Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Thursday June 8, 2017 at Ward’s Funeral Home Chapel for Marion B. McCaskill, age 99 of Murrayville.  The Rev. Charles Gree ...
Wilburn Palmer, 71, Gainesville
Wards Funeral Home announces the death of Wilburn Palmer , 71, of Gainesville. Arrangements will be announced by Wards Funeral Home  758 Main Street Gainesville.
Janet Sanders, 66, Gainesville
Mrs. Janet Sanders, 66, of Gainesville Georgia passed away on Sunday, June 4, 2017 at Emory Healthcare of Atlanta. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June ...

Jackson

Fania Isaza Humphries, 80, Braselton
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Fania Isaza Humphries, age 80, of Braselton, who passed away on Sunday, June 4, 2017. Mrs. Humphries was born in the Republic of Pana ...
Terry Lee Reed, 69, Jefferson
Terry Lee Reed, age 69, of Jefferson passed away Sunday, June 4, 2017.  Terry's hobby was fishing.  Survivors include his wife Janet Reed; mother Mary Louis Reed; bro ...
Jean Venable Wood, 86, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Jean Venable Wood, 86, of Jefferson, Georgia who passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 4, 2017.  Mrs. Wood was born in Jefferso ...

Lumpkin

John Hugh Cavender, 80, Dahlonega
John Hugh Cavender passed away peacefully on June 4, 2017 at the age of 80. He was in his residence in Dahlonega, GA. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend to ma ...
Lola Pearl Duff Rider, 68, Dahlonega
Lola Pearl Duff Rider, age 68, of Dahlonega, GA passed away on Sunday, June 4, 2017 at Northside Forsyth Hospital.   She was employed as a cashier with Greenway Grocery, ...

Other

Herbert Randall McDaniel, age 59, of Monroe passed away Saturday, June 4, 2017.  He was a NASCAR fan and a fan of wrestling.  He loved his family, grandchildren and frien ...
David Lamar Hardman, Sr., 66, Danielsville
Mr. David Lamar Hardman, Sr. age 66 of Danielsville died Sunday, June 4, 2017 at his residence.  Mr. Hardman was born in Commerce to the late, W.J. and Montine Sorrow Hardman, ...
'Night Court' star Harry Anderson found dead in home
Anderson was 65.
Nevada sheriff: Radio show host Art Bell dead at 72
Art Bell, a radio host best known for a paranormal-themed nightly show syndicated on hundreds of stations in the 1990s, including WDUN, has died at his home in southern Nevada, authorities said Saturday.
Milos Forman, Oscar-winning director, dies at 86
Milos Forman, a refuge from Czechoslovakia whose American movies "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" and "Amadeus" won a deluge of Academy Awards, including best director Oscars, has died.
Jackson County Chief Magistrate Judge dies after battle with cancer
The Chief Magistrate Judge of Jackson County has died following a battle with cancer.
Anti-apartheid activist Winnie Madikizela-Mandela dies
Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, prominent anti-apartheid activist and the ex-wife of Nelson Mandela, has died
Jim Lancaster, former Hall County Fire Battalion Chief, dies at age 70
Jim Lancaster, a former Battalion Chief for Hall County Fire Services, died Thursday.
VIDEO: Legendary voice of Red Elephants, Gainesville icon Walt Snelling left us with incredible memories
Walt Snelling was woven into the very fabric of Gainesville High athletics, as much a part of Big Red as The Rock, City Park or any number of the illustrious athletes and committed coaches to have graced the playing field.
Linda Brown, central figure in school segregation case, dies
As a girl in Kansas, Linda Brown's father tried to enroll her in an all-white school in Topeka. A 1954 decision by the US Supreme Court followed, striking down racial segregation in schools and cementing Linda Brown's place in history. She died Sunday.